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to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
this together on such short notice. for those of us who are jews, , some jewish we know what it is like when people have attacked us verbally, attacked us physically and others remained silent. it tcjhhn>'n, americaw"# in 2010 without the response of the religious community. we speak out because we know that hate crimes and hate speech are not mere acts of disreputableiv! assaults or arsons or derivative their attacks on the pillars of the public and the guarantors of our freedom. betrayalo >> what an honor and privilege is for me having stood on the mall for years ago under similar circumstances where we were talking about liberty and justice for all. the statement that we have worked together collectively reads the sleeve. religious leaders denounced anti- muslim bigotry, call for america's respect for tradition a religious liberty. as religious leaders in this great country we have come together in our nation's capital to denounce categorically the derision, misinformation, and outright bigotry being directed against america's muslim community. we bear a sacred responsibility to honor ame
suzanne malveaux traveling with the president this morning. she'll join us live with the latest on his departure. >>> seven former members of the u.s. air force claiming aliens in ufos have visited earth to deliver a warning. and they want the government to come clean. could it be that we have been visited by e.t.? >> hope so. >>> meantime, the a.m. fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with a developing story out of iraq. an american service member now in custody suspected of fatally shooting two u.s. soldiers and wounding a third. >> military officials say they died in a "noncombat incident" in fallujah. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this is a very, very tragic story. what are your sources telling you about what may have happened? >> well, john and kiran, this is the most terrible news for two military families, of course. the military announcing it does have a soldier in custody regarding this case. the man in custody is identified by the military as specialist neftali platero. suspected in shooting deaths of two soldiers. the two men died in this in
for being with us on this friday. let's tell you what we're doing next. we will take you to the bipartisan policy center here in washington, d.c. and the panel session that looks at what we have learned nine years after the 9/11 attacks. there is an evolving terrorist threat and there will be several speakers. live coverage begins shortly. thank you for being with us on this friday morning and we will see to morning -- tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> we are leave at this national press club this morning where former 9/11 commission lee hamilton and tom cane will speak with reporters about how terrorist threats have changed since 9/11. the two are now co-chairs of the national security preparedness group of the bipartisan policy center. it's an organization founded three years ago by former senate majority leader tom daschle. bob dole, georg
terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. lower man families gathered at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. >> carl francis. >> chael a. -- >> reporter: as has now become tradition the names of victims were read one by one. the pain and emotions of that day still difficult to revisit nine years later. four moments of silence marked the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice preside joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden attended the fremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. and again,in ceremonies continu here in new york and will throughout the day along side some of those rallies that will also be protesting the islamic center. tonight, alex, a tribute in light returns, another tradition. two beams of light illuminating the sky and symbolizing where towers once stood. >> a wonderful traditn that is ry poignant. many people look forward to it every year. as is the peeling of the bells behind you trthere. that is trinity churchr, right? >> trinity church behind us, yes. still standing nine years later as it was after the 9/11 attacks. >
the u.s. has blundrd into the scenario with one overreaction or another. bin laden needs to be the object of our hoss tilts, national security and contempt and deserves to be taken seriously. but most of what he has achieved we do ourselves. bin laden does not deserve that we even inadvertently fuffleful unimagined dreams. here's more from the president friday at this news conference. i think in this day and age there is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. some of them are going to be very well organized and some of them are going to be random. that threat is there and it's important, i think, for the american people to understand that and not to live in fear. it's just a reality of today's world that there are going to be threats out there. we have i think greatly improved our homeland security security since 9/11 occurred. you know, i am constantly impressed with the dedication that our teams apply to this problem. they are chasing down every threat, not just from al qaeda
near ground zero and the anti-muslim sentiment in this country. is it enough to get us off this crazy train of hate and fear? >>> plus, what we should all be really worried about today, getting people back to work. what the president got right and what he got wrong when it comes to our economy. >>> also legalizing marijuana. it will end western civilization as we moe it, right? right? maybe not. it's the topic of our daily rant. tourre is in the house. the show starts right now. ♪ >> well in america today we're functioning on fear. the president trying to show leadership on the economy but hijacked by a wacky pastor from florida. using his first news conference since the spring to remind americans that we are all in this together. >> i've got muslims who are fighting in afghanistan. in the uniform of the united states armed services. and part of honoring their service is making sure they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. it's just us. >> we heard from the president today what we should have heard a month ago before the boogeyman, islam, was allowed to take
: they haven't called yet. jenna: you've got to get on that. thank you for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: we are learning about a new possible federal policy change, yet another one on illegal immigration. one that looks like it asks police officers to give some illegal immigrants a free pass. that's where we begin "america live." hi, everybody i'm megyn kelly. megyn: this has been an evolving thing we've been watching closely. here is how the latest policy change would work. if police pulled someone over for a traffic stop and discovered they are in the country illega illegally the poe would be forced to let that person go without calling federal agents, unless that individual is already a convicted felon. critics, not surprisingly, are already blasting the proposal. trace gallagher has the details live from our west coast newsroom. trace, here we go again. >> reporter: hey, megyn, the reason the critics are blasting this proposal is because if it is in fact adopted it would amount to a catch and release program. just so we all know what we are talking abou
died. buright now i feel that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. and we leave you tonight with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fallen on that day. day. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/11, the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. and this is a religion, like i said. >> you're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers? >> the koran says very clearly inheab arabic language, [ speaking foreign language ] . this means terrorize them. >> a decade later bin laden's message, jihad against the west, is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radical muslims embracing everything he represents. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him -- like i can't begin to tell you. >>> good evening. i'm drew griffin. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and aro
in the economy especially being maybe a poor stimulus. here is your chance toway in. host: you can join us off email at journal c-span.org. on twitter, go to c-span wj. we are taking your thought this is morning from the "new york times" business section. it says inside, the current is so appealing that many embrace them as an economic cure all. suggesting that tax cuts have limited ability to bolster a flagging economy. the non-partisan budget office analyze the affect of the policy and found that extending the tax cuts would reduce that employment. host: we'd like to hear from you tax cuts may be poor stimulus. a lot of discussions around tax cuts center around the cuts placed under george w. bush's administration that are set to expire in 2011. there's a large section at least giving advice on how to prepare. how is how tax rates would change. in 2011, if congress fails to act on this measure about the cuts expiring. the top income tax rate goes to 39.6%. top dividend tax rate goes to 39.6%. capital gains goes to 20% from 15%. no top estate tax rate now, that would rise to 55%. those are so
>> thanks for shiring your time for us today. nearlye 3000 innocent people lost their lives during the worst terrorist attacks on american soils. all morning long we'll remember their sacrifice. >>> and president obama defending the economy and admitting that voters maycr punish democrats for listen. >> for all of the progress we have made we are not there yet. that means people areng frustrate angry. >> is there anything he can d to save had the party. >> big brother is watching what you your kids are eating. a fair and balanced debate on th menu. straight ahead. "fox and friends" for saturday starts right now. ♪ > thatanmation shows what it will eventually look like in downtown manhattan where the world trade center once stood. this is a live shot. >> that is the view from library state park across the hudson river looking at manhattan. that is the taller building on the screen. that's where it will stand 1776 feet some day. >> welco to the special coverage for september 11th, nine years later. ceremonies in ground zero are due to get underway in two hours from now and peter jo
"rick's list." my thanks to barbara starr for bringing us up to date on this story. if anything else develops we'll bring it to you as well. we'll also be cactus league on ton -- also be keying on the situation in boulder, colorado, the latest on those fires now declared a state of emergency and also the latest on the tropical storm now going into inland texas and parts of oklahoma. we're worried a little bit about flash flooding so we'll be following that. all that and more here on primetime edition of "rick's list." now my colleague wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much, rick. happening now it's a major break from president obama. just weeks after leaving his post the former white house budget director now arguing for a temporary extension of the controversial bush era tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> plus as ohio goes so goes the nation? the phrase rings true as democrats struggling right now to hold on to critical seats in time for november's mid term election. the best political team on television is in ohio right now live with the cnn election express. i'
into defense of his administration on a number of issue, first and foremost, the u.s. economy. the president hoping for the best, but bracing for the wor worst. >> reporter: president obama conceded the painfully slow economy may cost the democrats in november. >> for the all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. that means the people are frustrated and angry. >> it was his first formal news conference since may and likely the last before voters go to the polls this fall. >> and since i'm the president, and democrats have controlled the house and the senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, what have you done. >> reporter: party chairman michael steele was asking what the first thing the republicans might do if they win the house and senate. >> cutting the burdens due to taxes that are pushing down the ability of small businesses to grow, cutting down the spending of this administration. >> reporter: mr. obama defended his plan to let the bush administration tax cuts expire for people making more than $250,000 a year, which republican senator mitch mcconnell s
are in this country. i'm bill hemmer. thank you for being with us. how are you doing, martha? >> fine. to see you and good to have you with us. this is a special day, of corse, a day we stop and remember. and we think about what is now called ground zero. we watch the pentagon. and the scenes from there. and, of course, shanksville, pennsylvania. all of those sites of rvices today, to honor the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice o n september 11, 2001. >> we have a great line-up for you in the next two hours. in a moment, we'll be joined by the former mayor rudy giuliani, a bit later here. he knows the memorials too well. beginning this morning. in lower manhattan with a moment of silence. 8:46 a.m. that's the time t the first plane hit the first tow they' -- tower that tuesday morning. >> at this time, please join us and allmo new yorkers in a moment of silence. [ moment of silence ] [ bells toll ] [ silence ] >>> lorraine g. bay. [ bells toll ]>> todd m. beamer. ] [ bells toll ] >>> it is always the faces somehow that are the most telling of the images and the emotions we see on this day. we'
" for now. thanks for being with us. countdown with keith olbermann starts now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? going out with a whim per, not a burn. the threat of the burning of the koran equates with afghanistan. the president hits several high notes. >> part of my concern is to make sure we don't start having a whole bunch of folks all across the country think this is the way to get attention. >> blowing the whistle on the gop's perpetual stall on every remedy, on every reform, on every relief. retiring republican ohio senator george voinovich will back obama's small business proposals. we don't have time for messaging, we don't have time anymore. this country is really hurting. >> what i've got is the republicans holding middle class tax relief hostage because they're insisting we've got to give tax relief to millionaires and billionaires. >> don't ask, don't tell, unconstitutional because of a lawsuit filed by republicans. the form of irony, but still a hoot. our guest, lieutenant dan choy. worse, suspected from school because his eyes were bloodshot, o
of the region's quickly rising waters. firefighters had to use ladders to reach some folks stranded on top of their homes. at least two people are reported dead in all of this. this storm also created a series of tornadoes in the dallas-fort worth area, reports of eight tornadoes swirling, some right through central dallas, moving over buildings, one tornado hit a shopping center, scattering debris all over the place. jenna: imagine seeing this giant dark cloud coming towards you, a helicopter tv crew caught this on camera. watch for the flashes of light by that tower on your screen there. that's the funnel cloud that is slamming into power lines. just imagine that. there were power outages, no reports of any serious injuries. that's a good thing, but quite a scary situation. >>> also check this out, also in dallas, several funnel clouds forming after the heavy rains moved out. you can see the tornadoes moving across the sky there as the sun is trying to break out through some of those dark clouds. >>> well, where are folks feeling the rest of this storm now? meteorologist janice dean is w
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
advisers. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you very much. i want to ask you what's just happened. the house minority leader, john boehner said he would consider extending the middle class tax cuts. if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for it, he said, on "face the nation" this morning. what is your reaction? >> i haven't seen the comments. i noticed the qualifier if my only choice is. if he -- if he's truly saying that we can, as the president called for, get a broad consensus to extend the middle class tax cuts, we should do it. we shouldn't hold that hostage for the argument about the tax cuts just for the very, very highest income people. if he's for that, i would happy. in the past, we have seen some of these circumstances in which what appears to be the offer of doing the sensible thing in the light of day, there's a little bit of a feeling of, well if the president's for it, i'm against it, then it falls apart. >> he does obviously say he's going do everything he can to fight to make sure that all the tax cuts
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
this trader, look what he it to us. putting troops in peril as he provided aid and comfort to our nation's enemies in afghanistan. fueled by the pastor's diverse plan since canceled to burn the tholy book, look at the td fiamericanrotests tha erupted for the second day in the war torn nation. one angry crowd shouting death hey set fire ouide one of our bases as if our heros over tre needed any more problems. from earler in today here is the president. >> this is a day of remembrance. a day of reflection. and with god's grace, a day of unity and renewal. they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths but as americans we are not and never will be at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day, it was al-qaedana. a sorry band of men which perverts religion. and just as we condemn intolerance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation. >> geraldo: while there is physical renewal,here was little unity around ground zera today. we planned a celebrahetion tonight of the rise of the new world
ground zero. he is back in the u.s. after a 15-day trip to proceed proet -- promote tolerance. it was taxpayer funded by the state department. his wife says her husband plans to comment on the controversy over the lower manhattan location in the coming days. president obama is set to propose $200 billion in tax breaks for businesses tomorrow. the latest part of his new effort to prop up a struggling economy. stu varney tells us there is another part of the story you need to hear. stew varney -- sta*u varney is with me now. 200 billion to help the transportation industry, is this round two of the stimulus? >> reporter: essentially it is the latest new stimulus plan. >> which they denied last week they were doing. tphopbt less something comes out this week and it looks like stimulus. >> reporter: just don't call it stimulus. 50 billion for planes, trains and automobiles, largely seen as a give away to unions, unlikely to pass in congress. $2 billion in tax breaks. we don't know the details. accepts very suspicious of the details, again unlikely to pass in the congress. so, big n
and think about us. >> you can't not look in his eyes and feel how much he loved us. every time i look at it. >> it really shows your daddy's spirit. >> it really shows who he is and what he did that day. >>y dad, i can see the look in his eyes. >> does this get any easier? >> this time of year is necessary, you know we don't want people to forget, we don't want to forget ourselves. >> of course, everyone out there remembers where they were when they first learned of the planes that hit the tower withes. we asked our viewers to comment, share their thoughts and feelings'rbout that moment. we're going be sharing those minutes coming up next. it's five minutes past the hour. we're just getting started here on this cnn saturday morning. mom, did you borrow my green shirt? ♪ that's not really my style, honey. weird, i can't find it. ♪ [ female announcer ] new tide origiyl with acti-lift technology helps remove many dry stains as if they were fresh. hey! you found it. yeah, it must have been hiding in my closet. [ female announcer ] new tide original with acti-lift. style is an option. clean
♪ is to love... some people call us frick and frack. we do finger painting. this is how grandpa and i roll. ♪ and i do [ pins fall ] grandma's my best friend. my best friend ever. my best friend ever. ♪ [ laughing ] [ boy laughs ] ♪ to know, know, know you after this we're gonna get ice cream. can we go get some ice cream? yeah. ♪ and i do ♪ and i do ♪ and i do >>> breaking news, president obama's right-hand man, chief of staff, rahm emanuel, is stepping down. sources say he's running for the mayor of chicago. we have two great democrats to talk about it. >>> politicians distort the truth in hopes of winning your votes. you'll see how they play fast and loose with the facts. we're keeping them honest. and a democrat and republican. >>> and remember eddy bernice johnson? remember her? she was supposed to steer money to help needy kids go to college. she steers the money into the pockets of her own relatives but then when she talks about it she refuses to take blame and won't say what happened. she's spoken about it again today and and her story tonight is pretty stunning. >>> an
, thanks very much. thanks for joining us. breaking news, the little-known pastor whose plan to burn korans sparked an american fire around the world. he canceled his plans but tonight it's possible he hasn't. the latest in the bizarre back and forth of the last few hours and how this little pastor has somehow inserted himself in the controversy over the mosque and islamic center near ground zero. the democratic congressman who says the health plan is for people to, quote, die soon. most controversial member of his party is up for re-election. we'll take you in "360 politics under pressure." >>> facing the makings of republican tidal wave. are democrats running away from and in some cases running against the obama policies, some that they voted for? >>> we begin with the breaking news, the koran burning planned for 9/11 that was canceled today after a series of twists and turns, involving everyone from defense secretary gates to donald trump could be back on again. that's the breaking news tonight. only the obscure florida preacher knows for sure. only thing we learned for sure is that he i
, where the passengers on flight 93, believed to be on-target to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house. >>> and this takes place against a highly-politicized backdrop. pastor terry jones, who was calling on a burn for korans today, is now in new york city. he's planned to meet with the imam who is in charge of the islamic cultural center near ground zero. and there's been angry street protests, over the koran burning. raising the question if the damage has been done anyway. our martha raddatz is over in afghanistan this morning. we're going to go to her in a moment. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protests over the proposed mosque. and today will be no exception. but there will also be memorials. john berman is there. good morning, john. >> reporter: it's a beautiful morning here in new york, just as it was nine years ago, as many people remember. there will be the solemn ceremonies. but also today, also controversy. the dueling demonstrations. and now, the arrival of that pastor from florida. >> you had a lot to say before. >> reporter: not a lot o
. join us every week for your money. also logon to cnnmoney.com. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> on ts ninth anniversary of from heightened emotio ground zero to the proposed sight of the islamic center. and ahead at 3:00 eastern time, a closer look at that deadly pipeline explosion in california outside san francisco. could something like that happen where you live? and at 4:00, another perspective on the islamic center. we'll talk to jurrjensists fra sweden, south africa as well as israel. in that straight ead here the news room. the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks had arrived with sorrow and with debate. the deadliest acts of terrorism in the u.s. history was remembered this morningith memorial services in york, washington as well as pennsylvania. but the focus has shifted this an rnoon to plans now for islamic center nea the sight of the new york attack. a march in suort of the center started at the top of the hour and we understand a protest is also about to get underway. let's begin with ssan candiotti. >> reporter: at this hour, both sides are starting
to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park, adjacent toground zero. throughout the morning, as has become tradition, victims of moments l be read and of silence will be marked when each plane hit and each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama, along with former first lady, laura bush, attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who foughback. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward,here remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and
on everyone to limit the water use and to use a commercial car wash that recycles water, reduce your showers to under five minutes if possible. every little bit helps, folks. thanks for being with us. i'm steve cheveney. >> i'm allison seymour. tony perkins has a look at today's forecast and that all important weekend. >> good morning and it's -- it's friday. we have changes coming and looks like we will get some -- hi there, folks. was i not good enough? >> you were not needed anymore. >> you will reject it. >> here are your weather headlines, the feel of fall. highs in the upper 70s, and temperatures in the 50s tonight. if you're out and about, you will need a jacket with you and igor, tropical storm igor way out in the atlantic and wakens for now. we're not going to worry about that and we'll tell you later. showers late saturday and during the day, the first half of the day on sunday. here are your current temperatures around the region. we're at 61 degrees here in washington and 62 now. updated and 60 annapolis; 64, gaithersburg. most of you in the 50s, 52, monasses; 62, quantico and fr
, whether they actually believe there's a moral equivalency there or they don't and they're using it for political purposes. either way, whichever it is, this is not just bad domestic politics for the president, and it is and they know it, for a variety of reasons, including it takes him off the economy and divides him from democrats, which is a big problem on a range of issues, but i almost resist talking about this as a political issue. this is a national security crisis. both of these issues are. you have general petraeus getting involved in a domestic matter of the first amendment issue shows the extraordinary extent to which people in the military are -- men and women overseas think this is a big enough deal, and to have it to be brought into domestic politics and inflamed by republicans, again, out of principle, maybe, out of political purposes maybe, whatever the reason is really a national and international tragedy. and unfortunately the president, for a variety of reasons, is too weak on his own to deal with it. >> i think you're right. howard? >> well, sitting in the pre
, believed to be on-target to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house. >> as you noted, this year's remembrances take place against a highly-political backdrop. pastor terry jones arrived in new york city late last night. he is hoping to meet with the imam behind the cultural at ground zero. there's protests raising questions whether the damage has been done anyway. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it has been a site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials. john berman is there live. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it's a beautiful morning here in new york, just as it was nine years ago, as many people remember. there will be the solemn ceremonies. but also today, also controversy. the dueling demonstrations. for the proposed islamic center and for the arrival of that pastor from florida. >> you had a lot to say before. >> reporter: not a lot of words from pastor terry jones, as he arrived in new york city late last night, after a week of a circus atmosphere in gainesville, florida, where jones sta
. they are out there putting their lines on the line for us. we have to make sure that we are crystal clear for our sakes and their sakes, they are americans. we honor their service. and part of honoring their service is making sure they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. it is just us. >> david, he could have shyed away or given shorter answers knowing there is an election 53 days away and this is quick sand perhaps and he was passionate about the issues remembering that he is president well past that election in 53 days. >> john, he seemed to resolve whatever internal doubts he may have had about this issue and come out four square and spoke from the heart and from his soul on this. i do think that he deserved points for courage given the polls and how upset many americans are. i think that he gave what is one of the best arguments that i have heard for placing the mosque here. what surprised me as well is that i thought that given what the imam's conversation with cnn a couple of nights ago in which he said, look, if i had known what i know now, i would not have
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
. this is a huge story out west. so we will keep our monitors on the video coming in to us and the live pictures and we will dip back in and out "morning joe" this morning. again, a huge explosion ripping through a san francisco neighborhood late yesterday. the fire still raging at this hour. >>> good morning, it is friday, september 10th. i'm mika brzezinski. joe is off this morning but willie is taking care of mommy this morning. with us on the set is all of these boys. national political correspondent for new york magazine, john heilemann been here for three days. >> i haven't left. i slept here. >> awkward. at some point, he'll go. but he is the co-author of "game change." donnie deutsche is here. >> hello, darling. >> you look okay. >> that -- a pause is better than an insult. it's donnie deutsche is here, that scum or something like that. >> it's all about you, donnie? everything that i do, he thinks it might just be about me somehow. it might have been an insult which really means she likes me. i like that one. >> get to the insults. >> thank you for that. >> donnie looks sharp. he either
for bringing us that. >>> right now, for the victims of 9/11 attacks, president obama spoke at the pentagon this morning. we'll have more on memorials in just a moment. , residents still e not being allowed back into the california neighborhood two days after a natural gas explion devastated the area. four people are dead. >>> an american hiker remains in an iranian e prison even though she was supposed to be released today. iranianec p rosecutors now sayhe process was not complete. sarah shourd and two others have been held there for more than a year. h anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was the focal point today for new debate over plans to bld an islamic center near ground zero. demonstrators on both sides held rallies today i new york. susan candiotti is there to give you an idea of the turnout for pro and against. >> reporter: looks like it's going to be a very big turnout. the best way to describe both sides in thitrs controversy is passionate. just now, we have video of the people who are for in favor of the construction of the proposed islamic center and mosque. that's because it got
pelligrini who lost his house in the fire. gentlemen, first of all, thank you so much for being with us. it is so good to see you both okay and well. bob, let me start with you because as i read your story this morning, nothing short of remarkable. you were actually right next door to the explosion. you and your family are home and you're just watching a football game. tell me what you saw and what you heard. >> well what happened was the ground and the house just started shaking violently, not like an earthquake. it was just shaking and then we'd seen this huge orange plume about 100 feet high go up into the sky and i go, oh, man, it started to come down the street towards us and then shifted away from us. but you could start to feel the heat through the windows and i started to see my windows crack. i went over and felt the door, that wasn't hot yet but the window by the door was and all of a sudden we started getting smoke into the bay window as if the wood on the outside was catching fire. at that point we realized we had to get out. so, my wife, my son and my dog, we went out the b
of us here at nbc news. thanks for joining us. >>> nine years later, the nation marks the anniveary of the 9/11 attacks. but could two brewing controversies overshadow this year's events? >>> a new twist in the saga of that florida preacher o the man who says he may burn korans today is now in new york. what is he doing here? >>> more stories out this morning from people who lived to tell about that massive fire near san francisco. >>> some rays of light. new numbers suggest the economy may not be as bad as people think, but where are the jobs? >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex whit and welcome to "msnbc saturday." and today marks nine years since the september 11th terror attacks and hundreds will gather at memorials this morning for those who lost their lives that day. special services will be held at the three sites where hijacked planes crashed in new york, washington, and pennsylvania. ut along with this year's events, there's also controversy. nbc's michelle franzen is live near the world trade center site in newth york city. michelle, with a good saturday morning to you. w
of americans, but it saved millions of jobs and probably kept us from going into a great depression. the president is an able guy and will find someone to serve him but rahm has been the indispensable man. >> was he a good chief of staff or a failure? >> a good chief of staff and a moderating influence on the obama administration, known as a pragmatist and level-headed guy and after all, why wouldn't you go be mayor of chicago rather than staying in washington? you can stay politically active there even after you die so it's a great retirement system, but, no, it's going to be interesting now to see who he is replaced with, because if he's replaced with an idealogue it will move the administration considerably to the left. if he's replaced with a panetta or posada i think you'll see someone of stature go in there and that will be another leveling influence but basically they need another rahm. >> paul, what about -- what is going on behind the scenes at the white house? is there an exodus? you have david axelrod will be leaving to start to run campaigns. you know, we've had other hi
their factory and equipment investment in the u.s., and i think all of those are about trying to rebuild and put us on a long run growth path and i think it's fairly important. >> in addition to that, when you look at the fact that we need 30 million jobs, not 10 or 100,000 jobs a month, we need to be adding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month just to break even considering what we've been through, and when you look at that reality and you look at these approaches knowing that we, again, in my view, and i'd be interested to hear your thoughts, we have a structural problem, how do you address the mass need for employment with a structure in this country that still incentivizes capital in many cases to leave the country to be used for either speculation or something else? >> well, look, i -- i agree with the sentiment that we want to make a level playing field. we certainly don't want a tax code that encourages people to ship jobs overseas or anything like that. we want to try to encourage real investments here in this country. that's the point of this policy with infrastructure, are r & d, with
to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house, even. >> and the president is at the pentagon, where he just paid his respects to the 184 people who were killed in the attack there. and touched on the controversy surrounding the conversery this year. >> they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths. but as americans, we are not and never will be, at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day. it was al qaeda. >> part of the reason, of course, this anniversary has become so politicized is pastor terry jones, who had planned to burn korans today. but then, he called it off. he arrived here in new york city late last night, hoping to meet with the imam behind that planned cultural center near ground zero. >>> meanwhile, in afghanistan, there's angry street protests over the proposed koran burning. even though it didn't happen. our martha raddatz is in afghanistan. we'll go live to her in a minute. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials
kept us from going into a great depression. rahm has been the right arm of the president. >> he's known as a pragmatist, a level-headed guy. why wouldn't you want to be mayor of chicago as opposed to staying in washington. there's so much more political longevity in chicago. you can stay politically active there even after you die so it's a great retirement system. but it's going to be interesting to see who he is replaced with. if he's replaced with an idealog it will move them to the left. if he's replaced with someone of stature, in there but they need another rahm. >> what about -- what is going on behind the scenes at the white house? is there an exodus? david axelrod is leaving to start to run campaign. we've had other high-profile people leaving. summers leaving. what's going on? is this the normal course of events? >> absolutely. >> the average tenure for a senior white house official is 18 months and we're past that 18-month mark already. it's always the case that at two years, people turn around and i think it's good. good for the house. for any white house. i think the presid
enemies are al qaeda and their allies, who are trying to kill us but have been -- have killed more muslims than just about anybody on earth. you know, we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other. and i will do everything that i can as long as i am president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names but we remain one nation. >> as you know, he has tried to have this outreach to the muslim world. he is frustrated some of that hasn't worked out because of so much suspicion out there but also interesting that after he said look we are all one nation under god he quickly added, i use my christian faith to get me through as president. no doubt a reference to the fact that he's conscious of the fact there are some of these polls suggesting that some americans think he is muslim. he very clearly slipped that in there amid this conversation about islam. i'm a christian. >> it was also, i thought, the most clear message from the president this go round when he said before i said this clearly, i thou
you for coming. you will have to bear with us or especially me if during this announcement i get a little bit emotional. this has been, of course, for us a very, very difficult, trying time. we have been in very much thought and prayer over this whole period. a lot of times we were asked what would it take to call this thing off? well, we have thought it over many times. we felt very convinced that we should do this. we're thought about what would have to happen for us to call our event off? as we prayed about that in the past we did have one idea, that this idea that we put out in prayer to god, that if he wanted us to call this off if we've accomplished our goal, then our thought was the american people do not as a whole want the mosque at the ground zero location, that if they were willing to either cancel the mosque at the ground zero location or if they were willing to move that location, if they were willing to move it away from that location, we would consider that a sign from god. we have or he has been in contact with the imam in new york city. i with the imam here, i wi
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